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An ACT to divide this State into Countier.

Passed 3d April, 1801. 1. D E it enacted by the People of the State of New York, State divided D represented in Senate and Assembly, That the said into thirty .

counties, state shall be and hereby is divided into thirty counties, to be called by the names of New York, Suffolk, Queens, Names there Kings, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, -9filliva iv

Dutchess, Columbia, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, lw Essex, Clinton, Greene, Albany, Schoharie, Delaware,

Otsego, Montgomery, Herkimer, Chenango, Onondaga,
Cayuga, Tioga, Oneida, Steuben and Ontario.

II. And be it further enacted, That the extent and lim- Bounds there its of the said several counties shall be as follows :

The county of New York to contain the islands called New-York. Manhattan's island, Great-barn-island, Little-barn-island, Manning's island, Nutten-island, Bedlow's island, Bucking-island and the Oyster-islands, and all the land under the water within the following bounds : Beginning at Spyten Duyvel-creek, where the same empties itself into the Hudson's river, on the Westchester side thereof, at low water mark, wherever the same now is or hereafter may be, and so running along the said creek at low water mark as aforesaid on the Westchester side thereof unto the East-river or Sound, and from thence to cross over to Nassau-island to low water mark there as aforesaid, includ. ing Great-barn-island, Little-barn-island and Manning's island, and from thence along Nassau-island shore, at low water mark as aforesaid, unto the south side of the RedHook, and from thence across the North-river so as to include Nutten-island, Bedlow's island, Bucking-island, and the Oyster-islands, to low water mark on the west side of Hudson's river, or so for as the bounds of this VOL. II.

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state extend there, and so up along the west side of Hud. son's river, at low water mark, or along the limits of this state, until it comes directly opposite the first mentioned creek, and thence to the place where the said boundaries

first began. Suffolk,

The county of Suffolk to contain all that part of this state bounded easterly and southerly by the Atlantic ocean, northerly by the Sound, and westerly by Lloyd's neck, or Queen's village, Cold-Spring harbour and the east bounds of the township of Oyster-bay, and the same line continued due south to the Atlantic ocean, including the Isle-ofWight, now called Gardiner's island, Fisher's island, Shelter-island, Plumb-island, Robin's island, Ram-island and

the Gull-islands. Queens. The county of Queens to contain all that part of this

state bounded easterly by Suffolk county, southerly by the Atlantic ocean, northerly by the Sound, and westerly by the west bounds of the townships of Newtown and Jamaica, including Lloyd's neck or Queen's village, and the islands called the Two Brothers, and Hallet's island, and all islands in the Sound opposite to the said bounds,

and southward of the main channel. Kings. The tounty of Kings to contain all that part of this

state bounded easterly by Queens county, northerly by the county of New-York, westerly partly by Hudson's river,

and partly by the ocean, and southerly by the Atlantic Nassau-ifland ocean, including Coney-island ; and that the island on

which the said three counties last mentioned are situated, shall continue to be called and known by the name of

Nassau-island. Richmond. The county of Richmond to contain all Staten-island,

Shooter's island, and the islands of meadow on the west side thereof.

The county of Westchester to contain all that part of this state bounded southerly by the Sound, easterly by the boundary line between this state and the state of Connecticut, northerly by the north bounds of the manor of Courtlandt and the same line continued east to the boundary line between this state and the state of Connecticut, and west to the middle of Hudson's river, and westerly by a line running from thence down the middle of Hudson's river until it comes opposite to the bounds of the state of New-Jersey on said river, then west to the same, then southerly along the east boundary line between this state and the state of New-Jersey to the line of the county of New-York, and then along the same easterly and southerly to the Sound or East-river, including Captain's island and all the islands in the Sound to the east of Frog's neck,

and to the northward of the main channel. Rockland, The county of Rockland to contain all that part of this

state bounded southerly and southwesterly by the line of

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the county of Westchester where the same crosses Hudson's river, and the division line between this state and the state of New-Jersey, easterly by the middle of Hudson's river, and northerly and northwesterly by a line drawn from the middle of the said river west to the mouth of Poplopen's kill, and from thence on a direct course to the east end of the mill dam now or late of Michael Weiman across the Ramapough-river, and from thence a direct course to the twenty-mile stone standing in the said divi. sion line between this state and the state of New Jersey,

The county of Orange to contain all that part of thiš. Orange. state bounded easterly by the middle of Hudson's river, southerly by the said county of Rockland and the division line between this state and the state of New Jersey, westerly by the river Mongaap and the division line between this state and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and northerly by a line drawn from a point in the middle of said Hudson's river opposite the northeast corner of a tract of land granted to Francis Harrison and company, called the five thousand acre tract, to the same northeast corner, and running from thence westerly along the north bounds of the same tract and the north bounds of another tract granted to the said Francis Harrison to the tract of land commonly called Wallace's tract, then along the lines of the same northerly and westerly to the northeasterly bounds of a tract of land granted to Jacobus Kip, John Cruger and others, commonly called Kip and Cruger's tract, then westerly along the northeasterly and northerly bounds thereof to the northwest corner thereof, and then westerly to the northeast corner of a tract of three thousand five hundred acres of land granted to Rip Van Dam and others, thence southerly along the same to the northeast corner of a tract of three thousand acres granted to Henry Wileman, and running thence along the north bounds thereof to the Paltz-river, commonly called the Wall-kill, then southerly up the said river to the southeast corner of a tract of four thousand acres of land grante ed to Gerardus Beekman and others, then westerly and northerly along the southerly and westerly bounds thereof to the northeast corner thereof, and then northwesterly along the north bounds of the land granted to Jeremiah Schuyler and company to the Shawangunk-kill, thence southwesterly along said kill to the north part of the farm now or late in the occupation of Joseph Wood, junior, thence west to the said river Mongaap.

The county of Ulster to contain all that part of this Ullter. state bounded southerly by the north bounds of the county of Orange, easterly by the middle of Hucson's river, westerly by the Delaware-river, and northerly by a line drawn from the Delaware-river at the most southerly corner of lot number twenty-eight in the subdivision of great

Dutchess.

Columbia.

lot number two in the Hardenbergh patent, north sixtytwo degrees east to the southwesterly bounds of great lot number eight in said patent, thence easterly to the north end of Shen's lake, and the same line continued to the west bounds of the town of Kingston, thence northerly to the northwest corner of the town of Kingston, thence along the north bounds of the same to Hudson's river, thence due east to the middle of said river.

The county of Dutchess to contain all that part of this state bounded easterly by the east bounds of this state, southerly by the county of Westchester, westerly by the counties of Orange and Ulster, and northerly by a due east line drawn from the south bank of the Sawyer's kill on the west side of Hudson's river, continued due east till it meets with a line settled and established between Robert R. Livingston and Zachariah Hoffman deceased and others, as their mutual boundary, so far as it respected them individually, and thence along the same as far as it runs, and thence the same course continued to the southernmost bend of Roeluff Jansen's kill, and thence along the south and east line of the manor of Livingston to the division line between this state and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the whole of the Oblong to the northward of the county of Westchester.

The county of Columbia to contain all that part of this state bounded southerly by the county of Dutchess, westerly by the middle of Hudson's river, with such variations as to include all islands nearest to the east bank of said river, northerly by an east line from the southernmost part of Bearen-island in Hudson's river to the eastern bounds of this state, and easterly by the county of Dutchess and the said eastern bounds of this state.

The county of Rensselaer to contain all that part of this state, bounded southerly by the county of Columbia, westerly by a line drawn through the middle of the main stream of Hudson's river, with such variations as to include the islands lying nearest to the east bank thereof, northerly by a line beginning at the mouth of Lewis' creek or kill, and running from thence south eighty-four degrees east to the division line between this state and the state of Vermont, and easterly by the eastern bounds of this state. .

The county of Washington to contain all that part of this state bounded southerly by the county of Rensselaer, easterly by the east bounds of this state, northerly by a due west line drawn from the east bounds of this state so as to strike the most northerly point of the rock commonly called Rogers' rock, situate on the west side of LakeGeorge, continued due west until it intersects a line drawn from the Mohawk-river where the northeast corner of the tract of land granted by letters patent to George Ingoldsby

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Walhington.

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